NH towns honor Dr. King with variety of events

January 14. 2017 10:56PM
The First Baptist Church of Nashua was scheduled to hold its 35th annual tribute to the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a program entitled “Unity" on Saturday, Jan. 14. 

Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017

LACONIA - "Reflections on Being Muslim in America," with Imam Mohamed Ibrahim and Amadou Hamady, sponsored by Laconia Human Relations Committee and the Immigrant Integration Initiative, Laconia Middle School Cafeteria, 150 McGrath St. For more information, call 603-528- 2145, ext. 1805.

DOVER - "A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr." with speakers Larry McGhee, Rev. Sandra Pontoh, and Capt. Dave Telemezian, sponsored by Dover Cooperative Ministries, at Garrison Auditorium, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, 7 to 8 pm.

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

CONCORD - Martin Luther King Day Service Project at Concordia Lutheran Church, 9 a.m.

CONCORD - Special MLK Day edition of American Friends Service Committee "State House Watch" radio show, featuring Dr. King's speech at the New Politics conference, Aug. 1, 1967, and music from Mavis Staples, on WNHN, 94.7 FM in Greater Concord, live-streamed and podcast at www.wnhnfm.org.

EXETER - Seacoast NAACP Martin Luther King Day Ceremony, with Dr. Courtney Marshall as keynote speaker on "The Revolutionary Power of Love," at Red Brick Church/First Baptist Church of Exeter, 2 Spring St. , 9 a.m. to noon. Speaking program begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes U. S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

HOLLIS - Martin Luther King Day Breakfast, with keynote speaker Woullard Lett, sponsored by Southern N.H. Outreach for Black Unity, Alpine Grove, Rte 111A, Hollis, 8 to 11 a.m. Tickets: Adults $35 in advance or $40 at the door; youth/students, $20; children 4 years and under, free. For more information, call 603-882-8994.

JAFFREY - "What is Courage?" is the theme of the 2017 Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. event starting at 4:45 p.m. at the Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St. This year's event is dedicated to Bill Perry, Jr., recently deceased, a Peterborough resident and founding member of the MLK Committee who was active in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and was acquainted with Dr. King. New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice Fogel will deliver the keynote address.

The event will open with a bell-ringing ceremony and the ringing of the United Church's Revere bell for the "Let Freedom Ring: Choose Non-Violence," action requested by The King Center.

LACONIA - MLK Day Celebration with Arnie Alpert, keynote speaker, sponsored by Belknap County Democrats at the 405 Pub and Grille, 405 Union Ave, Laconia, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. RSVP to Kate Miller at (603) 556-9523 or Lew Henry (603) 793-9187.

MANCHESTER - The 35th annual Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration, with Robert Azzi, keynote speaker and presentation of 2017 MLK Award to Eva Castillo, sponsored by MLK Coalition, at St. George Greek Orthodox Community Center, 650 Hanover St. Admission free with a 2 p.m. social hour and light meal. Program is 3 to 5 pm. Music with West High School Jazz Band and the New England Pentecostal Ministries Choir. Information: www.mlknh.org or on Facebook.

NASHUA - MLK Keeping the Dream Alive Dinner, honoring Sen. Maggie Hassan, sponsored by National Cultural Diversity Awareness Council, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 2 Somerset Parkway, Nashua. Gov. Chris Sununu will speak. Social hour is from 5 to 6 p.m. The dinner and evening program start at 6 pm. Tickets ($60 each) must be obtained in advance. Table sponsorships are available. For tickets and table sponsorship information, please visit ncdac.org.

TAMWORTH - Community Celebration of MLK Day with Maggie Fogarty, keynote speaker, sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slope, Clergy of the Eastern Slope, World Fellowship Center at the UU Fellowship, 30 Tamworth Road, Tamworth, 6:30 p.m. Information on Facebook or call Andy at 603-447-2113.

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